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Casino/RV Park Planned Near Reno

Plans for a 115-acre hotel/casino, shopping plaza, RV park and recreation complex recently were submitted to Douglas County, Nev., land use authorities, according to the Record-Courier newspaper of Gardnerville, Nev. The development is planned for a site near the...

Consumers Signal Slow Growth

Consumer confidence slipped slightly during July, suggesting slow economic growth is ahead, according to the Conference Board, a private sector market research organization. Consumer confidence declined in April before improving in May and June. July was the first...

Molino Calls for Franchise Legislation

Mike Molino, president of the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA), renewed the call for franchise legislation to establish a framework for the relationship between RV dealers and manufacturers. Molino expressed his view on Friday (July 27) during the...

Philips to Shut California Plant

Supplier firm Philips Products will permanently close its strike-idled Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., plant on Sept. 9, according to the Press-Enterprise newspaper of Riverside, Calif. About 180 Philips employees belonging to Teamsters union Local 848 have been on strike...

Four Wheel Campers Purchased

Four Wheel Campers Inc., Woodland, Calif., a manufacturer of pop-up truck campers, has been purchased by Tom Hanagan, a former executive in the California food manufacturing industry. “It was a well established manufacturing company,” said Hanagan, who purchased the...

Spartan Profits Up, Sales Down

Spartan Motors Inc. reports its second quarter earnings increased despite lower sales revenue due to the soft RV market. However, higher sales volume of custom fire truck chassis, along with more efficient operations, resulted in the company’s profits growing, said...

Thor Stock Hits New 52-Week High, Again

Thor Industries Inc. stock reached a new 52-week high today (July 26) for the second day in a row. Thor, which builds transit buses in addition to motorhomes and towable RVs, saw its stock climb to $35.73 a share today before closing at $35.68, up 18 cents. Meanwhile,...

Coachmen Launches Six New Towable Brands

Two new ultra light lines, two new entry-level towable series, a new midsize fifth-wheel and a new highline fifth-wheel series were introduced for model year 2002 during the Coachmen Industries Inc. national dealer meeting which concluded today (July 25) in Las Vegas....